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CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS ANNOUNCES
RADIO BROADCAST OF THE KNIGHTS’ PERFORMANCE AT ITS 2013 FALL FESTIVAL
CONCERT TO AIR ON WQXR 105.9 FM AND LIVE STREAM
AT WWW.WQXR.ORG ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH AT 9:00PM
HOSTED BY WQXR ON-AIR PERSONALITY ELLIOTT FORREST
On Friday, February 7th at 9pm, WQXR, New York City’s all-classical station and WQXW 90.3 FM, its Westchester sister station, will broadcast a concert by The Knights recorded at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in October 2013. The concert will also be available for live streaming at www.wqxr.org.
The concert was rooted in Baroque styles and forms revisiting the concept of the concerto grosso. The program featured the New York Premiere of Concerto for Santur and Violin by The Knights Artistic Director, violinist/composer Colin Jacobsen, and fellow Silk Road Ensemble member virtuoso Siamak Aghaei. In addition to works by Bach, Haydn, Steve Reich, and Stravinsky showcasing members of The Knights as soloists, the concert concluded with …the ground beneath our feet, a new piece composed collectively by several members of the orchestra, ranging in style from Italian Baroque forms to modern-day singer/songwriting.
ABOUT THE KNIGHTS
The Knights, led by Artistic Directors Colin and Eric Jacobson, is an orchestral collective, flexible in size and repertory, dedicated to transforming the concert experience. Members of the New York-based ensemble are soloists, composers, improvisers, arrangers, and, above all, collaborators. Together, they create music that transcends boundaries. The Knights’ 2013-2014 season features a collaboration with the Mark Morris Dance Group at Austin’s Texas Performing Arts, a weeklong residency at Dartmouth College, return engagements at Caramoor, Ravinia, and Central Park’s Naumburg Orchestral Concerts, and a continued partnership with WQXR-New York Public Radio. This spring, The Knights embark on the orchestra’s fifth European tour and debut at the renowned Ojai Festival, Berkeley’s Cal Performances, and Tanglewood Music Festival.
WQXR 105.9 FM, which streams live at www.wqxr.org, is New York City’s only all-classical music station, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. WQXR presents new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the New York Philharmonic, among other venues. WQXR also broadcasts essential destination programs including the Metropolitan Opera Radio Saturday Matinee Broadcasts, New York Philharmonic This Week, and the McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase. For listeners in search of the new, WQXR operates Q2 Music, an online music stream dedicated to contemporary classical composers, cross-genre adventures, and performances from New York City’s edgier venues. Operavore is WQXR’s opera site featuring news, interviews, and commentaries from the world of opera, as well as a 24/7 all-opera stream. WQXR.org provides essential playlist information and online listening, as well as original content, host blogs, NYC cultural news, videos, and a free app allows listeners to take WQXR with them wherever they go.
Caramoor is an esteemed performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music. Audiences are invited to come early, explore the beautiful grounds, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens.
Tickets for the 2014 Season are on sale now to Caramoor members and will go on sale to the general public on February 10th.